The police is suppose to be our friend, but with what has being happening in recent times, we can’t tell anymore.
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a Divisional Police Officer, Mr. Oladipo Afolayan, for allegedly raped a woman in his office. From the information gathered the raped victim is a suspect in an ongoing investigation.
It was gathered that following a report by the victim, Afolayan was arrested and brought before the Commissioner of Police, Cornelius Aderanti who in turn has reported the matter to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2 Command Mr. Umar Manko. The matter has been transferred to X Squad and the case file to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.
According to Punch, the Public relations Officer Mr. Kenneth Nwosu was contacted on the phone and he said
“Yes, we are investigating an allegation like that. As a result of the sensitivity of the matter, it would be too soon to come to a conclusion. The stance of the Commissioner of Police is not to condone any act of indiscipline whether from the public or from our men therefore, when investigations are concluded, and the officer is found culpable, he will be made to dance to the tune of the law, and if it is found otherwise, he will be cleared. The press will be invited and briefed once investigations are concluded.”
I congratulate the men of the Nigeria Police; no person is above the law.